I am a 43 year old female that has been suffering from Chronic Sinusitis for over a year related to a tooth extraction. Rheumatoid Arthritis for 2 years now.
Breaking it down:
10 years ago had a crown. Over 10 years I kept telling a dentist my crown was not fitting right and I was grinding as a result. I guess he got tired of me complaining because he finally told me that it was in my head and I needed to get use to it. I saw one other dentist who refused to remove it. I got use to the improper fit after years. Last year I was told the crown was bad and I needed an extraction because I had a infection. The dentist at the time suggested that I consider implants. She was unable to do the implants and told me that she would prefer to have the implant dentist do the extraction at the same time. She started me on a round of antibiotics.
I went to a Dentist recommended my 9 news Tom Martino, so I head off for consultation. He agreed on the extraction and went over implants with me. The next week I had a extraction, and while he was there he said I did not have enough bone and he needed to do a bone graft. He used bovine. I was sent home with pain meds. That night I was in severe pain, more than I figured was normal. I was unable to contact him, and the next day his office was closed. That morning I woke up with a huge black eye and my face was really swollen. I decided to go to another dentist to see if I was okay.
This dentist was appalled at the work and had to remove some of the graft because the infection was just pouring out. He said that I had a small hole in my sinus and it would close on its own. I have seen other dentist who say the hole is closed. I was also informed that the tooth beside the extraction was knocked loose and also the one beside that one. He was not sure he could save that tooth but felt certain the other tooth would be okay. The root was exposed but he wanted to wait. The second tooth did end up having to be extracted-and he sent me to an oral surgeon for that one. The other tooth had a root canal and crown last month.
He treated me a few weeks, and continued the antibiotics with some mouth rinses also. I have always had a sinus issue but never to the extent I was starting to experience. I had migraines and sinus infection and I had drainage going into my mouth. I have seen several dentist that all say the extraction holes and the hole in my sinus is closed. Yet, I STILL have drainage. So now I am told I am crazy again. I OBVIOUSLY opted out of implants and wanted a partial for the back but the dang dentist now says I need another crown in the back because I have stress fractures from grinding. I am SICK of Dentists and do not trust one. My problem is I am sick. I have been to the doctor and have been on antibiotics for almost a year. I started researching and came across the Vitamin C Foundation. I started out taking 15gams right off the bat, then realized I was supposed to be taking every two hours. I now take 10 grams every two 2 hour
I have seen no results on the Rheumatoid. I also take Vitamin E, A, D, and lysine as well as Mag/Calcium. I take about 16,000iu of A, 10,000 of D3, and around 800 iu of E. I added selenium also. I have taken as much as 75grams of Vitamin C a day and it takes me almost 50 to get to bowel intolerance.
I am still having constant sinus issues. I suspect but could be wrong-the bone graft is still making me sick. I know the dentist tried to take some out. The problem is my gum in that area is still sore and I still taste infection. I have been told I am wrong by all the dentist according to their xrays. I started using a sinus rinse with vitamin C and baking soda with distilled water. It has done amazing things for me as far as breathing through my nose. I have a polyp that is gradually disappearing.
I went out and bought the ultrasonic cleaner from Harbor Freights. I am thinking I need to try the liposomal Vitamin C. Do you believe this is what I need?
Also if it is the graft, am I able to kill the infection without having to have the bone graft taken out?
Last edited by hranch
on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:16 am, edited 3 times in total.